Beyond Words Live French Literature Festival: Publishing à la Française

Talented French publisher and film director Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens, founder of POL, died in January 2018. In a series of pop-up readings introduced by writer and translator Frédéric Boyer, two of Paul’s authors, Goncourt prize winner Atiq Rahimi and Medicis prize winner Marie Darrieussecq, will be joined by guests Catriona Seth, Adrian Rifkin, Christopher MacLehose, Dominic Glynn and Stefan Tobler, who will read from some of the best authors he published: Georges Perec, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Louis Schefer, Olivier Cadiot, Emmanuelle Pagano, Emmanuel Carrère…

Followed by an exceptional screening, in French, of Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens’ film Editeur.

8pm, Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

£7, conc. £5. More info here.

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